DeaDBeeF 1.9.0 Released! How to install it in Ubuntu 22.04

DeaDBeeF music player released new 1.9.0 version a day ago. Here’s what’s new and how to install the application in Ubuntu.

DeaDBeeF is one of my favorite music players, especially for its design mode. Glory to Ukraine! In this release you’ll see two little hearts (in blue and yellow) in the title bar of app window.

The 1.9.0 release added some new features including:

  • Long file seeking support for Opus and FFMPEG
  • HTTPS support for vfs_curl in portable builds, via libmbedtls
  • Design mode for CocoaUI
  • New Scope and Spectrum Analyzer visualizations
  • Visualization appearance preferences pane
  • New album art loader
  • Title formatting $year(time) function
  • GTK UI for editing a chosen field of multiple selected tracks, in a table interface
  • Creating new playlist via clicking the “+” button in the playlist tab strip
  • Improved DSP preferences GTK UI
  • Improved handling of invalid MP3 files
  • Last.fm scrobbler will use HTTPS by default

And, you can now easily get the menu to set dB scale, Linear scale, or Cubic scale by simply right-clicking on volume slider. There are as well various bug fixes, see HERE for more.

How to Install DeaDBeeF 1.9.0 in Ubuntu:

The software project provides official packages for 64-bit modern PC/laptop. For Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint based systems, simply download the “deadbeef-static_1.9.0-1_amd64.deb” from the link page below:

After downloaded the package, open your Downloads folder, right-click blank area and select “Open in Terminal”. Finally, install the package by running the command below in pop-up terminal:

sudo apt install ./deadbeef-static*amd64.deb

It works in all current Ubuntu releases, including Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 21.10 and Ubuntu 22.04.

Once installed, press Windows (Super) key on keyboard. Then search for and open the player to enjoy your music!

In addition for those prefer Ubuntu PPA, here’s one that built with Qt5 interface and MPRISv2 plugin support.

It should be trustworthy as the maintainer is the guy behind Debian and Ubuntu’s official Tesseract OCR package. However, the package version there at the moment of writing is still the last v1.8.8. And, it’s better to remove “deadbeef-static” first before installing the music player from this PPA.

How to Remove DeaDBeeF:

The package is installed as deadbeef-static. To remove it, open terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. Then run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove deadbeef-static

That’s all. Enjoy!